mission statement

We choose to improve lives by passionately serving others.

vision statement

To be the Leader in Psychiatric Health by maximizing access to quality care for all. To be the destination employer attracting, hiring, and retaining the most talented employees

Values: I DECIDE








Compass Beginnings

Founded in 1998 by Mark Cullen, Compass Health began providing mental health services through a partnership with other rural Southwest Louisiana healthcare providers. Out of this experience grew a community mental health center and a mental health rehab agency serving residents of Lafayette, Vermilion, Iberia, and Acadia Parishes.

A short while later, a partnership with the local hospital was developed. Mark discovered the unique struggles that face community hospitals and began to explore solutions that would meet the needs of healthcare organizations and the patients they serve. These efforts led to multiple community hospital partnerships and the development of a regional behavioral health system covering all levels of care such as inpatient psychiatric services, intensive outpatient services, and outpatient services.

Psychiatric Facilities – History

  • Abrom-Kaplan Memorial Hospital – Compass Behavioral Center – Kaplan, 2002
  • Acadia-St. Landry Hospital – Behavioral Medicine Unit – Church Point, 2004
  • Opelousas General Health System – Senior Care Center –  Opelousas, 2009
  • Iberia Medical Center – Compass Behavioral Center of New Iberia, 2016
  • Allen Parish Hospital – Compass Behavioral Center of Kinder, 2018
  • Jennings Senior Care Hospital – 2005
  • Compass Behavioral Center of Crowley – 2006
  • Compass Behavioral Center of Houma – 2012
  • Compass Behavioral Center of Alexandria – 2012
  • Compass Behavioral Center of Lafayette – 2012
  • Bridgeway of Acadia St. Landry Hospital (PHP & IOP) – Church Point, 2004
  • Compass Behavioral Center of Houma (PHP & IOP) – 2005
  • Bridgeway Psychiatric Center (PHP & IOP) – Lake Charles, 2006
  • Compass Behavioral Center of Jennings (PHP & IOP), 2006
  • Compass Behavioral Center of Crowley (PHP & IOP) – Crowley, 2006
  • Compass Behavioral Center of Mamou (PHP & IOP) – Mamou, 2007
  • Compass Behavioral Center of Lafayette (PHP & IOP) – Lafayette, 2008
  • Compass Behavioral Center of Alexandria (PHP & IOP) – 2009
  • Paces / Bunkie General Hospital (IOP) – Bunkie, 2009
  • Outpatient Behavioral Center of Opelousas, Opelousas (PHP & IOP) – Opelousas, 2010
  • Compass Behavioral Center of New Iberia (PHP & IOP) – 2019
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center – Lafayette, 2012
  • Opelousas General Health System, 2014
  • Iberia Medical Center, 2016
  • Acadia General Hospital, 2017
  • Lafayette General Medical Center / Lafayette General Southwest, 2017
  • Allen Parish Hospital, 2018

History of Relationships

Compass Health’s growth can be directly attributed to a history of collaboration and support of its employees in healthcare facilities they serve. Compass’ ability to identify needs, formulate solutions, and implement changes has led to positive, long lasting relationships with healthcare leaders. The resilient team of Compass professionals has a proven track record of turning around underperforming organizations and service lines. It takes dedication, strong strategic planning, implementing the plan, and a will to succeed. The result – clinically and financially sound systems of care.

Compass has a “customer service” approach to all endeavors. We strive to identify methods of developing customer friendly models of care, improving satisfaction among patients, their families, and referral sources. An important customer is the host hospital. Compass strives to incorporate the mission and goals of the healthcare organization we serve. By doing this, we create a win-win relationship that positively impacts the communities we serve.

Organizations that lead the healthcare initiative are important to us. Compass is a member of the Louisiana Hospital Association and has representatives on its Behavioral Health Constituency Group. Additionally, Compass Health is a member of the National Association of Behavioral Health, the Association of Ambulatory Behavioral Health, and the Louisiana Rural Health Association. Involvement in these organizations keeps us engaged in advocacy issues involving health law, regulations, and advisories that affect healthcare decisions.

Finally, Compass values its employees. We seek strong people who not only possess the needed skill sets, but also possess values that are inherent to Compass – honesty, integrity, and dedication. The contributions of our employees are important. We encourage ideas, solutions, and suggestions, and reward innovation and success, realizing that we are only as good as our people.


Compassion in Practice

“They are honest and aboveboard in delivering quality patient care.”

– Psychiatrist

“Compass values people. This is reflected in their patient care as well as their management approach. It’s a pleasure working with them.”

– Psychiatrist 

“They are honest and aboveboard in delivering quality patient care.”

– Psychiatrist

“This program has really made a difference in my life. When I felt like I had nowhere to turn my doctor sent me here and they helped me find hope.”

- Compass Client

“The professionalism, dedication and hard work displayed by the team have decreased our ED throughput times and have provided us with the opportunity to extend our healing ministry and serve those most in need.”

-Partner Hospital ED Director

Accessible Care at Any Time.

Compass Health’s 24-hour call center serves as a single point of entry for guidance and access anytime. Our clinical team works around the clock to connect individuals to psychiatric care.

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